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6:15 PM ET, January 25, 2010

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Joe Klein / Swampland:
Too Dumb to Thrive  —  Absolutely amazing poll results from CNN today about the $787 stimulus package: nearly three out of four Americans think the money has been wasted.  On second thought, they may be right: it's been wasted on them.  Indeed, the largest single item in the package …
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CNN:
CNN Poll: Majority of Americans say much of stimulus wasted  —  Washington (CNN) - Nearly three out of four Americans think that at least half of the money spent in the federal stimulus plan has been wasted, according to a new national poll.  —  A CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey …
CNN:
CNN Poll: Most Americans applaud Democrats' loss of supermajority
Discussion: The Plum Line and Hot Air
Glenn Thrush / Glenn Thrush's Blog:
Berry: Obama said “big difference” between '10 and '94 is “me”  —  Rep. Marion Berry's parting shot, published in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette [no link, subscription only] offers a warning to moderate Democrats and border state moderates — warning of a midterm bloodbath comparable to the 54-seat D-to-R swing in 1994.
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Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Gibbs: Ed Schultz Misleads Viewers To “Get People To Watch His Show”  —  As you've probably heard, MSNBC's Ed Schultz revealed the other day that he'd torn into Robert Gibbs in a private conversation, telling him he's “full of sh*t” and that the Obama White House is “losing its base.”
Political Punch:
“The Big Difference” Between 2010 and 1994 “Is Me,” President Obama …
Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
Obama to Offer Aid for Families in State of the Union Address  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama will propose in his State of the Union address a package of modest initiatives intended to help middle-class families, including tax credits for child care, caps on some student loan payments …
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The Note:
Levin: President Obama Could Address Gays in the Military During State of the Union Speech  —  ABC News' Z. Byron Wolf reports: Will President Obama announce new policy regarding the sexual orientation of people serving in the military during his State of the Union address Wednesday?
Discussion: The Politico and The Page
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Obama SOTU Plan Includes Non-Refundable Child Tax Credit Expansion
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Dem: Senate thinks it's ‘House of Lords’  —  The third-ranking House Democrat said the Senate thinks of itself as “a House of Lords” that is out of touch with voters.  —  Majority Whip James Clyburn's (D-S.C.) remarks are one of the most significant public shots taken at the Senate …
Discussion: The Page
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Gawker:
Sources: John Edwards Has a Sex Tape  —  Sources have told us that, in the throes of their affair, John Edwards and Rielle Hunter made a sex tape that contains “several sex acts.”  And that his aide, Andrew Young found it on an unmarked DVD.  —  The tape, say both our sources …
Tony Romm / The Hill:
Updated Bernanke whip count  —  Democratic leaders have whipped at least 30 votes in support of Chairman Ben Bernanke's return for a second term at the Federal Reserve Board, while 13 lawmakers remain opposed, according to The Hill's latest whip count.  —  Additionally, two lawmakers …
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Paul Krugman / New York Times:
The Bernanke Conundrum  —  A Republican won in Massachusetts …
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The Bernanke Whip Count: 40-17
James Rosen / Fox News:
Obama Administration Steers Lucrative No-Bid Contract for Afghan Work to Dem Donor  —  The Obama administration this month awarded a $25 million federal contract for work in Afghanistan to a company owned by a prominent Democratic campaign contributor without entertaining competitive bids, Fox News has learned.
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Dems' Bush-bashing goes bust  —  After three consecutive losses in statewide races, some top Democrats are questioning a tactic aimed at boosting the party's candidates in each of those contests: Bush-bashing.  —  Running as much against the Bush White House as he was running against Sen. John McCain …
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Ben Smith / The Politico:
RNC ‘census’ mailer draws fire  —  Officials of both parties are sharply criticizing a fundraising mailing from Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele they say could be confused with official correspondence regarding this year's census.  —  The fundraising letter comes in the form of a …
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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:   Maloney, Clay, McHenry criticize RNC ‘census’ mailer
Gary Farber / Amygdala:
HEALTH CARE REFORM WON'T SAVE ME.  —  I'm asking for your help.  —  For several years I've, finally, been in the process of applying for Social Security Disability, something I desperately needed to do decades earlier, but wrongheadedly struggled to avoid as my life spiraled into hell.
Harold Ford Jr / New York Times:
Democrats, Get Down to Business  —  SCOTT BROWN'S victory last week in the Massachusetts Senate race, following the Republican gubernatorial triumphs in New Jersey and Virginia, marked the third time in three months that the Democratic Party has lost the support and trust of independent voters.
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Fareed Zakaria / Washington Post:
Obama should act more like a president than a prime minister
Paul Krugman:
Of Fate and Fumbles  —  It has not been a good year for Obama, or for the progressive agenda.  But why?  Ignore all the pontificating about how Obama needed to focus differently, seek bipartisanship with people who have no interest in making a deal, etc.. The primary factor in Obama's troubles is …
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
Project for a Healthy American Future  —  The way forward on health care reform in 2010  —  About 16 years ago, William Kristol crafted a lengthy strategy memo for congressional Republicans, advising them on how best to deal with then-President Clinton's health care reform initiative.
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Big Babyism  —  Listen to an enraged Independent: … If this is the basis for revolt, what can one say?  —  If Obama and Bush had refused to bail out the banks, does this small business owner believe she'd be in business at all?  Is she demanding - in a conservative outlet …
Peter Hamby / CNN:
South Carolina Republican regrets ‘stray animal’ metaphor  —  (CNN) - South Carolina Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer, under fire for drawing a comparison between needy people and “stray animals,” said Monday that he regrets his choice of words.  —  In a phone interview with CNN, Bauer …
Vincent Moss / Mirror.co.uk:
Terror alert: Two men on ‘no-fly’ list stopped at Heathrow  —  Two men were stopped boarding US-bound planes at Heathrow days before Britain's terror threat was raised to “severe”.  —  News of the incidents came hours after Home Secretary Alan Johnson lifted the threat level amid fears that al-Qaeda is planning an attack.
Discussion: The Jawa Report, Hot Air and Wizbang
The Rothenberg / The Rothenberg Political Report:
28 House Seats move toward GOP  —  After a stunning GOP Senate win in Massachusetts and a slew of new polls showing many Democratic incumbents in trouble, it's hard to argue with the obvious: the Republicans unquestionably have momentum as 2010 begins.  —  We are adding a dozen new seats …
Discussion: Firedoglake and Hot Air
Newt Gingrich / About Newsmax.com:
How I'd Create a New ‘Contract With America’  —  Dear Fellow Americans:  —  During the past few months, a number of people have asked me about the possibility of a new Contract with America for the 2010 elections.  They remember the clarity, the positive focus, and the election results of the 1994 contract.
 
 
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Bringing Back David Plouffe Will Totally Work
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